Practical Insights on Solutions for ICT4D Projects

What is ICT4D Solution?What is an ICT4D Solution in International Development?

An ICT4D Solution is the use of digital tools in international development programs to accelerate social and economic advancement of poor and marginalized communities. ICT4D Solutions can support education, health, agriculture, economic goals using innovative technologies or methodologies. The Principles of Digital Development guide development professionals in successful local project interventions and national program deployments.

Examples of ICT4D Solutions

Please find below an ever-expanding list of successful ICT4D Solutions deployed by international development practitioners and humanitarian relief agencies.

Apply Now: $900,000 for African Natural Language Processing Projects

Apply Now: $900,000 for African Natural Language Processing Projects

Published on: Nov 24 2021 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The ability to communicate and be understood in one’s own language is fundamental to digital and societal inclusion. Natural language processing techniques...
New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs

New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs

Published on: Nov 18 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs
The USAID Cybersecurity Primer introduces the concept of cybersecurity as a development challenge, presents opportunities to integrate cybersecurity in programming,...
Which Digital Development Solution is Best for Your Humanitarian Project?

Which Digital Development Solution is Best for Your Humanitarian Project?

Published on: Oct 21 2021 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
If you work for a global humanitarian organization, you probably know the challenges in finding accurate, complete, reliable, and up to date data on digital development...
Aid Evolved Podcast: The Promise and Peril of Digital Biometrics

Aid Evolved Podcast: The Promise and Peril of Digital Biometrics

Published on: Jul 03 2021 by Rowena Luk - Comments Off on Aid Evolved Podcast: The Promise and Peril of Digital Biometrics
Aid, Evolved is a podcast about technology, poverty, and health. Every two weeks we’ll bring you a new episode about doing good, better. We’ll hear first-hand...
8 Adolescent Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Solutions

8 Adolescent Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Published on: Jun 23 2021 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 8 Adolescent Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Solutions
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child promotes the right of young children and adolescents to participate in decision-making in policies, processes...
Why Rwanda Beat Tanzania in UAV Drone Regulation and Experimentation

Why Rwanda Beat Tanzania in UAV Drone Regulation and Experimentation

Published on: Jun 03 2021 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Around the world, governments are wrestling with the dilemma of how best to re-regulate airspace to control and selectively facilitate commercial drone activity....
Aid Evolved Podcast: What to Do When Government Says No

Aid Evolved Podcast: What to Do When Government Says No

Published on: Apr 17 2021 by Rowena Luk - Comments Off on Aid Evolved Podcast: What to Do When Government Says No
  Aid, Evolved is a podcast about technology, poverty, and health. Every two weeks we’ll bring you a new episode about doing good, better. Our conversations...
The ICT4D Guilty Pleasure: Reinventing Digital Wheels for Donors

The ICT4D Guilty Pleasure: Reinventing Digital Wheels for Donors

Published on: Feb 18 2021 by Nadia Andrada - 28 Comments
We are all familiar with the concept of reinventing the flat tire in digital development. That’s when we repackage a known failure as new innovation, usually...
Apply Now: $1 Million Cisco Technology for Good Startup Funding

Apply Now: $1 Million Cisco Technology for Good Startup Funding

Published on: Jan 11 2021 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
A new generation of entrepreneurs are using emerging innovations like the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technologies to connect devices and data in tech-enabled...
Why Google and Apple Failed at COVID-19 Digital Response

Why Google and Apple Failed at COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Dec 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Back in April 2020, Apple and Google announced COVID-19 contact tracing technology for iPhone and Android mobile phones. At our Global Digital Health Forum session...